|Minimum Stay||7 - 30 nights|
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Location, location, location... perfectly sums up this charming ski chalet in the heart of Chamonix. Chalet Heidi is recently renovated, spacious and beautifully appointed as well as ideally located close to all the amenities of Chamonix. Ski buses serving all the valley's ski/lift areas are within three minutes' walk and shops, bars and restaurants are only a short stroll, as are the Aiguille Du Midi and Le Brevent ski lifts. No need for a car!
Arranged on three levels, the chalet has three double en suite and two twin mezzanine bedrooms linked by a children's play area. On the ground floor is a spacious but cosy pine-floored lounge/dining room with comfortable sofas, log fire and dining area for ten A large and well-appointed kitchen leads to the sunny front garden and barbecue area with patio and seating. In the light and spacious basement are the laundry facilities, a wine cave and ski area which has separate access to the back garden.
Ski Information: This year Chamonix has had a bumper year for snow and a season which normally extends until mid-April was continued until the end of May!! Officially the season begins in mid-December but the lifts may open sooner if the snow conditions are right.
The piste areas in the Chamonix Valley are spread over 15km, from Les Houches at the entrance to the valley to Le Tour, at the head, which is linked to Vallorcine and some lovely advanced and intermediate runs; there are also plenty of sunny slopes for beginners as well. Les Grands Montets in Argentiere which offers experienced ski and snowboarding slopes as well as a fun snow board park. Les Chosalets offers beginners pretty wooded slopes. La Flegere in Les Praz, which connects to Le Brevent in Central Chamonix is a winter wonderland of interconnected pistes and one lift pass covering all the ski areas and ski buses is available at a reasonable price. Non-skiers can also enjoy the lifts and quaint restaurants/bars with amazing views!
Chamonix by day and night: Chamonix is a very versatile resort with excellent slopes and infrastructure for skiing and snowboarding but also offers the attractions a town to non-skiers as well as those who prefer to ski in a more desultory manner!!
It offers a wonderful array of shops as well as a huge choice of restaurants offering both local Savoie (think fondue, mountain meats and raclette! - wonderful when it is cold out and after a hard day on the slopes) as well as Chinese, Italian and traditional French cuisine.
At night Chamonix is very lively until the small hours with plenty of entertainment for all age groups - bars with live music, small night clubs and of course the plethora of restaurants and snack bars.
As befits a town of Chamonix's size, there are classical and rock/reggae concerts, cinemas, exhibitions, wonderful Saturday markets and museums to be visited. In winter there are night-time children and teenager's ski/ snowboard competitions organised by l'Ecole de Ski Francais and lots more.
Sport and Leisure Activities in Chamonix Valley: It is never possible to be bored in the Chamonix Valley! The golf Club de Chamonix has a high standard and excellent facilities with 18 holes in a beautiful alpine environment. and there are some lovely walks alongside the river here too.
In the summer, hiking is a great pleasure, with many lovely walks on wooded paths or alpine meadows with spectacular views and crisp mountain air, often punctuated by charming chalet snack bars such as the famous La Floria in Les Praz.
Children and teenagers love Les Planards - in winter a beginner's slope - but in summer an exciting journey through the tree tops, with zip wires, bungee jumping and much more! as well as a summer luge (toboggan run) and playground. The large modern Sports Centre is also central and offers swimming, tennis, ice skating, rock climbing & more.
In summer, paragliding mountain biking and horseback riding are also popular.
One can drive to Italy or Switzerland for lunch, shopping or sightseeing in just half an hour!
We had been visiting Chamonix since the year 2000 and always loved its mountain air and cosmopolitan ambiance. Since we live in the Virgin Islands the cool weather and snowy mountains of Chamonix were irresistible. We then learnt to ski and visited summer and winter! By that time (2007) we realized that we just had to buy a property there...and thus was Chalet Heidi born.
Chez Vous Chamonix purchased this chalet in 2009
It was so close to town, light (lumineuse) with great views of Montblanc and the surrounding flora and mountains...a small chalet that felt big!
Nice , helpful french neighbours, proximity to town, shops and restaurants, pretty garden area from which to admire Montblanc and the wonderful views...
The whole visit and stay worked very smoothly from the information provided to the helpful support offered at the Chalet for our summer visit and was as described. The Chalet is in a very convenient position for the excellent Chamonix buses giving easy access to whole valley. The Chalet was ideal for a party of our size that included grown up children and grandchildren it is a fairly quiet location but with easy and close access to Chamonix town. Recommended.
The chalet is ideally located a few hundred meters from the aig du midi lift , hence close to town centre,
The chalet was well equipped with a nice sitting area at the front of the although it would have been useful to have a few reclining seats at the rear deck area to sit on if the BBQ was used , otherwise all good.
Absolutely fabulous place for a large group! What distinguish this from previous accommodations I have stayed in are the very large living room, large dining area and fabulous kitchen. There are plenty of toilets and wash rooms. The basement has proper storage space for skis and a heat drier for ski boots, which came very handy. The location is perfect with some nice (food) restaurants very close by. The buss stop where the buses t the different areas leave is maybe 200-300 meters away, i.e. no problem to walk even with boots on. On a general note, it takes quite a while for the buss to drive to the more distant slope areas, up to a 45-60 minutes. Highly recommended!!
Myself, my husband and five members of our family recently stayed at this quaint little (spacious) chalet and had a fantastic holiday!
It's perfectly located within easy walking distance to the bus stop and Chamonix itself where there are lots of great bars and restaurants! It is beautifully furnished, comfortable beds, great showers, well equipped and maintained and is amazingly spacious! Also super warm!
I also want to thank Gemma for all her help before and after we arrived! Thanks Lesley, Chris McKenzie & Family x
Very well located and a practical and nice Chalet. It looks small but rooms a lot. We had a couple of minor things that needed fixing and the owner was very helpful and supportive.
We were 2 adults and 7 youngsters. That worked very well and we might come back next year (-:
Only a short walk to the main bus station and easy access to the slopes (although we had a car which i would recommend as the buses were disappointingly infrequent). The chalet was well equipped, had plenty of space for 9 of us and was beautifully furnished. It was warm and on the days we lit the fire, we were too hot! Great support from Gemma and her team - thanks!
Chamonix lies in a beautiful valley close to Geneva and the Swiss/ Italian borders. It offers perhaps the best advanced skiing in the Alps as well as plenty of forgiving beginners slopes and intermediate runs over a lift system which runs for 15km through the valley. Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and thus retains plenty of charm and character, as well as being large enough to offer a very varied range of activities, unlike some of the newer purpose built resorts. In winter, skiing, snowboarding and of course the wonderful apres ski and hearty Savoie cuisine are the main attractions but there is also a wonderful range of activities for everyone in the summer; there is a lovely golf course 5 minutes from town in Les Praz as well as the tennis, skating and swimming at the large modern Sports Centre. Children can enjoy the summer Luge (toboggan run) and Forest of Adventure as well as mountain biking and horseback riding - all in a pristine Alpine environment.
Other Activities: Ice skating, rock wall climbing
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
We will be renting this chalet for the season in 2016/2017.
1st December 2016 - 30th April 2017.
28,500 Euros including all bills.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.